Cyclanthera

Cyclanthera

 

a genus of plants of the family Cucurbitaceae. The plants are perennial or annual herbs with creeping tendril-bearing stems. The leaves are entire, lobed, or palmate. The small unisexual flowers are yellow, greenish, or white. The staminate flowers are in axillary racemes, and the pistillate flowers are solitary. There are 15 species (according to other data, as many as 40), distributed in tropical America. The most well-known species is C. pedata, which is native to Peru and is cultivated as a culinary plant in some regions of South America. It has lobed leaves and oval blue-green fruit. The fruit and young shoots are used for food. C. pedata and some other species are cultivated as ornamentals to decorate buildings, balconies, park pavilions, and other structures.

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Table 5: Ethnopharmacological report of medicinal plants used by visionary "Rikuyhampiyachak." Number Scientific name Herbarium Medicinal use voucher 1 Cyclanthera pedata PPN-cu-004 Diminish fall (L.) Schrad.
Forty-eight new county records were verified, including cutleaf-cucumber (Cyclanthera dissecta), a Tier 2 species listed by the Nebraska Natural Legacy Program.
A pseudomonomerous gynoecium is present in Cyclanthera (Leins & Galle, 1971).
Entre otras especies frecuentes encontramos Heliotropium arborescens, Cyclanthera mathewsii (Cucurbitaceae), Sysimbrium orientale (Brassicaceae), Erigeron leptorhizon (Asteraceae), Solanum peruvianum, Sonchus oleraceus, Acmella oleracea, Phyloglossa peruviana (Asteraceae) y Raimundochloa trachyantha.
Most representatives of the tribe Sicyoeae occur in the Neotropical region, and with the highest diversity in the two genera Cyclanthera Schrad.
6:4; Tillandsia latifolia 6:+; Crassula connata 10:+; Cyclanthera mathewsii 11:1; Calandrinia sp.
This new species is close to Cyclanthera hystrix (Hook.